Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fashion-less

Yesterday, I watched part of The Devil Wears Prada on tv. I've always liked the movie, and I love some of the outfits Anne Hathaway's character wears after her "fashion transformation". Now, let me say - I've never been what I would call a fashionable person. Real fashion costs money - a lot of money. But I've always tried to care somewhat about what I wear. But as I was watching, I realized that her "before" wardrobe is my wardrobe. And it's gotten even worse now that I'm home all day, and since my clothes fit differently since having Abbi, and since I have no money to go out and buy new clothes. And now, all of a sudden, instead of just feeling normal, I feel very un-fashionable.

This has actually been coming on for quite awhile now. I hate going to the mall. Whenever I do, I leave wanting to either starve myself so I can look like most of the girls walking around in there, or stop at the nearest Krispy Kreme for a dozen doughnuts so that I can wallow in self pity. (Can we say emotional eater??) I went to get my hair cut last week, and my hair dresser is in this new, cute salon that also sells all sorts of cute, trendy clothes. Not to mention the fact that my hair dresser always looks so cute. And there I was, in the same pair of ratty jeans and my scuffed up shoes.

Part of me wants to just say- who cares? I'm at home 90% of the time, and when I'm not home, I'm usually just going to the grocery store. But the other part of me wants to care because I didn't ever want to become that frumpy stay at home mom who never gets out of her sweat pants.

So, where do you find that happy medium? Let's be honest - I'm not going to get dressed up every day while I sit at home and clean the toilet or pull weeds in the yard. But I feel like I'm in desperate need of some fashion help for when I do get to leave the house. I never thought I'd be a good candidate for What Not To Wear, but honestly - now I'm thinking I could really use the help!

5 comments:

Cassie said...

It's a little different for me since I work outside the home, but I know what you mean. I just don't have the time money to keep up with all the trends. That's why my casual wardrobe is mostly made up of things that don't go out of style: dark denim, v-neck sweaters, solid color t-shirts (Gap and Target have great ones), flats, and pointy boots. It may be pretty boring, but I have enough staples that I can pull together something halfway decent for going out on the weekend. For summer, I pretty much live in printed sundresses and flip-flops. All that being said, though, I have been living in sweatpants for my entire maternity leave! :)

JennyMay said...

Yeah I feel the same way and nothing FITS - I don't know if you do baby steals but the lilac clothing they have on their half price which is "maternity" and meant for after maternity as well - LOVE It.. I have zero fashion most of the time and being at home running after twins is really not any place to dress up, but these shirts are SUPER comfy and flattering and added bonus if you have more children... I LOVE them.. so worth the little bit of extra money and they go with anything.. skirts.. jeans.. shorts.. anything.. I am sure they will have them on Babysteals again and well they do have some on sale at times..

I sOOOO hear you on everything you said!

MindyannaJ said...

I'm so there with you! The unfortunate part is I have to put something together every morning for work. Even though I'm only 7 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight, NOTHING fits the same! In an attempt for fashion this week I went shopping and tried 15+ shirts on this week....none of them fit right! Ugh. I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that once I lose the rest of the weight I may be able to find something somewhat fashionable. Right now its black pants, a shirt, and a light sweater....but warm weather is just around the corner...uh oh...

M&M Delicious! said...

I'm so excited to read your blog and catch up on the latest! I'm totally with you on the fashion thing. It takes a lot of work and a lot of time! As for being around the house, I found some cute sweat bottoms at DI. I love the basic t-shirts found at Vanity. I'm a fan of Susie's Deals. Pretty much, I try to find decent looking clothes for cheap. That's about the extent of my fashionableness. There's always accessorizing. I think if you can have the right accessories (which are usually easy and cheap to make) it can do a lot to a simple outfit.

Michelle said...

along with everyone else....I know exactly how you feel... it really is a battle everyday. It is amazing though how much better I feel if I just put on some blush before I walk out....I think we just need to take it a day at a time...try the little things....a good pair of jeans...a little blush...
- remember I am also giving myself this advice...so I hope I'm not sounding all preachy!
love you!